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What You Should Know More About San Francisco

  • Travel Advice


    ·         Make sure you do not travel alone in the night hours.

    ·         Ensure that you have had sufficient research before going to any new place.

    ·         Do not flaunt your cash or valuables in the public place.

    ·         Always ensure that you book a room in an area that is known to you.

    ·         Beware of thefts. Make sure you have kept all your cash and valuables safely.

    ·         Inquire about the room safe before booking a hotel

    ·         Do not get involved in any fight with anyone.

    ·         Make sure you double check the seal of the water bottle before buying.

    ·         Check the quality of the street food before ordering for it.

    ·         Do not let anyone deceive you.

    ·         Girls make sure you do not get over friendly with the locals here.

    ·         Do not book any cab or taxi without negotiating the fare for the same. 

  • Drinking Age

    The legal age for drinking in San Francisco is 21 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss

    The Golden Gate Bridge


    The Golden Gate Bridge is a landmark place to see in the San Francisco Bay. It is even one of the most photographed site of the city with it orange structure and the blue waters flowing beneath it. During the night hours, this structure is lit with the flood lights and looks magnificent. The Golden Gate Bridge connects Marin County and San Francisco with different other districts taking you further north. At one point of time, in the history, the Golden Gate Bridge was regarded by the U.S. Travel Service as one of the greatest man-made sight in the United States. The bridge opened in the year 1937 and took about four years for construction. When the bridge was completed, it was regarded as the longest suspension bridge in the world that measured 2 miles in length.


    Alcatraz Island


    Alcatraz is a notorious and historic penitentiary that is located in the San Francisco Bay. It is one of the most infamous prisons of the America. The jail was in operation for over 3 decades and saw a shut down in the year 1963. Further in the year 1973, the jail was reopened however this time, it was open only as a tourist attraction. Some of the renowned criminals of America have served their term here. You can take a ferry ride from here to the island. This ride will help you tour the sites while hearing out the audio recording which offers fine glimpse into the life of the criminals in the prison and the jail term spent here. In its course of 30 years, the prison saw a total 1576 convicts. It never had more than 250 convicts at any given time despite the prison having 450 cells. Often the staff and the guards here were more than the total convicts kept here. While people usually come here for viewing the prison, the island is a prime seabird for the nesting sea birds.   


    Fisherman's Wharf


    One of the prime sightseeing attractions of San Francisco is the Fisherman's Wharf. If this is your first visit to the city and you can not spare more than a day or two to check out the sights here, the Fisherman's Wharf is the best place to start. This old section of the city was once called as the Little Italy of San Francisco. It is an area predominantly known for its beautiful setting along the waterfront, shops and the restaurants. Taking a stroll here is one important thing to do. It is also a good way to get the desired local taste of the city. From here, you can take up the different sightseeing cruises to explore the spectacular views of the city. Prime attractions here include the Ghirardelli Square and the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.    


    Golden Gate Park


    Golden Gate Park is a home to a number of museums and gardens. It is a delightful green space that is nestled in the centre of the San Francisco and is considered as the ‘lungs’ of the city.’ Prior to 1871 much before the development started, this was an area of the arid dunes. As of today, the park has a vivid network of cycling and walking trails. More than 5000 different species of plants along with a dozens of species of trees and lakes can be found here. Significant attractions here include the Steinhart Aquarium, de Young Museum, San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden.  

     

  • What you will like there?

    The Weather:


    San Francisco is known to have some of the best weather in the world. The weather in San Francisco is usually cooler than what you’ll experience outside the city and because of this very reason, San Francisco is a comfortable all round the year for an unwinding vacation. The weather here changes just all of a sudden and the fog takes over leaving the city chilly. Most of the tourists who come here tend to love the city for this very reason.  


    The Food:


    Given the humongous diversity in the city, you can actually discover a new cuisine from just about anywhere in the world here. San Francisco is a world leader when it comes to culinary delights. You can find a great restaurants highlighting the cuisines from every country in the world. Believe me folks, they really do it well. Eating the fantastic retreats of the city is one of the most important thing to do.  


    The Shopping:


    San Francisco has a number of places to shop. If shopping is your thing, The Union Square area of the San Francisco can be a must visit place. It happens to be the largest shopping neighbourhood in whole of the USA. You can find just about every designer label here. From Saks Fifth Avenue to Neiman’s, Neiman’s, Gap, Sephora and Levi, all your favourites can be found here. You can also find some obscure fewer known boutiques in this area and also at the more popular neighbourhoods of San Francisco like the Pacific Heights or the Mission district or the San Francisco Centre


    The Walking:


    San Francisco is indeed the perfect walking city. So, when you come here, it is important for you to bring along your walking shoes. After you are done with all the walking and exploration, you can take any of the public transportation here which is readily accessible all round the city.


    The Public Transportation:


    San Francisco is home to some of the best Public Transportation systems in the world. A number of public transport choices are available for you to get around the city. You can make a choice from the street cars, buses as well as the underground and above ground Muni Trains, boats and BART that move all around the city to take you to your desired location.


    Cheap Laughs


    If you are here on Wednesday, head to the Dark Room at 8 PM. Here you can experience stand up in the hands of some of the most seasoned as well as the unique comics of the town. It is often regarded as the best alternative comedy show of the business. At tickets of $ 5, you can see some of the funniest talent from Comedy Central.


    Yoga With A Twist


    Friday night of the 16th Street is neither the right time nor the place for you to expect to see your folks trying their downward dogs yet this is something that more and more people are doing today for a span of 90 minutes at the Dolores’s Laughing Lotus Centre. Candles are lit and the lights are dimmed as a result of which the flow is achieved to beat of live music that is supplied by the Bay Area's grooviest music.  


    Fly a Kite


    First – Head to the Chinatown Kite Shop where you’ll find the most exquisite collection of hand painted kites which is newly arrived from China for $ 20 to $ 35.

    Second – You must head to the northern most point of the Crissy Field where brisk sea breezes play over the 40 or so hectares of marshes and meadows.  

    Third – Launch kites in the air and have the fun you have had in the years.

    Flying a kite here is indeed one important activity for you to indulge in.


    The Culture:


    San Francisco is a melting pot of diverse cultures. You can find incredibly great food to relish here. This majorly is because of the diversity which is present in the city. 


    The Entertainment:


    Right from the Broadway shows to concerts and sports events, San Francisco is a world class city when it comes to entertainment. Given the best venues such as The Castro Theatre, the Fillmore, Golden Gate Theatre and the Warfield, all of which have a huge history and give you a chance to partake in the entertainment in the form of best shows, concerts or events of the city.


    The Hills:


    Hills of San Francisco add to the unique beauty of the city thereby giving it a signature look. TV shows like The Streets of San Francisco and Movies like Bullitt have been shot here on the San Francisco streets. In both of them (TV series and movie) you can see some impeccable shots of the hills overlooking the Bay Bridge.


    The Hotels:


    San Francisco has a wide variety of hotels for you to make a choice. Right from budgets stays to lavish resorts and guest houses, there is something to suit every budget. From boutique hotels to cute, chic and tiny stays, San Francisco has a lot in store.


    Attractions


    San Francisco is a home to an array of places to see that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Some of the most fascinating tourist attractions include:

    ·         Golden gate bridge

    ·         Alcatraz Island

    ·         Chinatown

    ·         Fisherman’s Wharf

    ·         Haight-Ashbury

    ·         Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    ·         The Exploratorium

    ·         Presidio National Park

    ·         Union Square

    ·         Pier 39:


    Cable Cars


    The cable cars of San Francisco have remained unchanged ever since their introduction in the year 1873. They are a sheer adventure in themselves. Despite today being the 21st century, you still can’t travel backwards in them rather muscle grip men will be required to manually operate the brakes which keep these from careering headlong down the city's treacherously steep hills. Despite all this, the panoramic views of the city that you can get from inside the cable cars is an experience to behold. More so, if this is available at a ticket of $5, why would you want to give it a miss? 

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